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Sexual Battery 1-16-2016

January 1-16-2016: Reported Sexual Battery at a Main Quad restroom, 8 pm. The suspect was described as a white male adult about 6 feet tall with a full beard. He was wearing a red Stanford hoodie sweatshirt with black Stanford sweatpants and white shoes. He appeared to be in his early 20's. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.

  • Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.
  • Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.
  • Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one's ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
  • There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity, most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren't sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. For more information contact:

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office https://sara.stanford.edu

Sexual Harassment Policy Office

Title IX Office

Wellness Resources at Stanford

or the Stanford Department of Public Safety via this website or by calling (650)723-9633 during regular business hours.

Posted 01-17-16

Public Safety Launches Explorer Post #1891

Law Enforcement exploring is open to youth ages 14-20 who are interested in building strong leadership qualities, serving the community and having fun!

If you or someone you know meets the age requirements and might be interested in learning more about Law Enforcement, community service, and developing leadership skills, please attend our Information Night and Open House on Monday, October 12 at 6:30pm at 679 Pampas Lane.

Click here for information about the Open House and Explorer Program.

Expanded Campus Crime Reporting Requirements for Campus Security Authorities

Click here for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

There is no emergency on campus at this time.


The Department of Public Safety is located at 711 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305. You can find us on the corner of Campus Drive and Serra Street, in the Police and Fire building. We are across the street from the Valero gas station on campus. The main office is open Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) from 8am-5pm; however, officers are on duty 24 hours/day, every day of the year.

Our phone number is (650)723-9633. In an emergency, please dial 911.

The Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere that is conducive to freedom of expression and movement for people and their property at Stanford University within the constraints of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

The members of the Stanford Department of Public Safety are committed to providing high quality, public safety services with a strong emphasis on customer service. To accomplish this goal, we pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold; we strive to enhance our professional skills and knowledge; and we dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to earn and maintain the public's trust. The hallmarks of our service will be a dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy. We are committed to upholding these values. Let us know how we can best serve you.

Photo:Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.
Chief Laura Wilson with Deputy Adam Cullen and Red.